Bass of the Week: Daddy Mojo Electrics BeeKay Bass
Inspiration can strike from anywhere if you’re open to it. That’s just what happened to Lenny Robert of Daddy Mojo Electrics, and it led to the creation of this cool version of his BeeKay bass model. The instrument’s features were dreamed up after moving his shop into the lower level of a three-story building in the 1920s. However, it was a renovation that sparked his creativity.
“Having been caringly preserved, with its Art-Deco elements, hardwood floors, and elaborate moldings, it became a source of immediate inspiration,” the luthier tells us. “The main hallway, with its architectural attributes, proved a perfect backdrop on which to hang various guitar and bass prototypes that had been developed at the shop over the years. The kitchen, which had already been renovated once sometime in the sixties, was the only room that was out of step with the rest of the house’s early modernism. With its yellow Formica counters and wall paneling framed by strips of aluminum molding, it hinted heavily toward suburban nostalgia and forgotten American diners. This 32-inch short-scale electric bass is an ode of sorts to this inspiring living space and uses reclaimed 1960s Formica material sourced directly from this kitchen…breakfast, anyone?”
The retrofied BeeKay is built with a one-piece chambered mahogany body and curly roasted maple neck. Other features include an Ivoroid pickguard, a Serek B-90 single coil pickup, and Hipshot hardware.
Daddy Mojo Electrics BeeKay Bass Specs:
|Body:||One-piece Chambered Mahogany|
|Top:||Reclaimed 1960’s Formica top framed in aluminum “diner style” banding|
|Neck:||Curly Roasted Maple|
|Bridge:||Hipshot B Style|